Our mind lab pro review is going to be reasonably positive as you'd expect, we gave it best caffeine free nootropic supplement overall in our best list, and as a base line only really loses out to Hunter Focus. Being one of the most popular nootropic supplements on the market, mind lab pro has a lot of positive customer reviews as you'd expect and generally speaking the product is good, if a little pricey.
We gave it top marks for long term brain health, mental clarity and focus, and if we didn't have Hunter to compare it against, we'd have probably given it 10/10 for mood balance as well. But, we had to knock a couple of marks off just because the new competition in the market is that little bit better. But, in general, you can't really go wrong with Mind Lab Pro.
For the most part the customers reviews of mind lab pro are positive, on Amazon they score 4/5 with 50% of the reviews coming in at 5 stars. The majority of these seem to be real verified purchases and there doesn't seem to be any notable fake entries. Something which is a nice change in the supplements market. Most reviews that aren't positive either seemed to be expecting far too much than someone could realistically expect from a supplement, although we can't confirm whether this is a result of overhyped marketing or not.
We answer some of the most commonly asked questions about Mind Lab Pro.
Mind Lab Pro shouldn't have any side effects, although some customers mind lab pro reviews did mention them feeling slight neusea after taking the pills. That could simply be due to individual intollerances, however we'd recommend taking it with food all the same.
Mind Lab Pro's individual ingredients are all marked as safe for human consumption.
How long mind lab pro's effects last depends on which effect that you're interested in. Some of the ingredients benefit from recurring use and a build up in the system. This is particularly true for the mood boosting ingredients. However, some of the other ingredients that boost short term mental performance can wear off in as little as 3 hours, although larger doses could last for around 6 hours. And as you'd expect from the ingredients designed to promote long term brain health, they require consistent use to be effective.
Mind Lab Pro's ingredient list is pretty extensive and covers almost all the bases that you'd want from a pre made nootropic stack.
Citicoline 250mg - Citicoline has a lot of potential benefits to long term brain health, with it being tested for multiple cognitive disorders and as a potential treatment for degenerative conditions. It also seems to have some effect on improving dopamine transition, thus improving mood regulation. There have also been several studies which show that it can improve cognitive functioning, visual perception and memory retention. As a rule of thumb, all of the best pre built nootropic stacks include Citicoline.
Phosphatidylserine (PS) 100mg - PS is well absorbed in humans and is notably beneficial for protection the brain membrane, aiding in preventing cognitive decline. The level of Phosphatidylserine in the brain declines with age, as a result supplementing could potentially reduce the toll aging takes on brain function. Studies have suggested it can improve mental clarity and mental energy.
Organic Lion’s Mane Mushroom 500mg - Lion's mane mushroom has been shown to aid NGF synthesis in brain cells. It also seems to have some neuroprotective effects towards oxidative stress, although these have not been as successful when studied and the benefits have been minimal. This means that the active ingredients within the mushroom should improve brain regeneration and improve neuroplasticity, but are not likely to help prevent brain pathways from deteriorating overtime. It is still a good ingredient and 500mg is a high enough dosage to line up with the studied use cases.
Bacopa Monnieri 150mg - Research into bacopa has been promising, for the most part it has shown improved memory retention and appears to have strong neuroprotective functions. The brain protection element is perhaps the most promising so far with several studies showing replicable results.
Rhodiola Rosea 50mg - Commonly used in nootropic supplements for it's documented ability to reduce stress hormones from building up. It also has been studied for it's ability to improve both physical and mental energy as well as it's potential uses as treatment for anxiety and general improvements to brain function overall.
N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine 175mg - L Tyrosine is mostly beneficial for mood balance rather than mental performance or increased cognitive function. NALT the more bioavailable version used in mind lab pro, is converted into L-DOPA in the brain, which is then processed into dopamine.
Marine Pine Bark Extract 75mg - Maritime pine bark extract is probably our least favourite ingredient from our mind lab pro review, yes it does have some benefits in terms of protecting brain cells, but more recent studies have been relatively unconvincing, there are other ingredients we'd rather see in it's place.
L-Theanine 100mg - L Theanine is another mood focused supplement rather than one that particularly does much for mental performance. That said a reduction in the stress hormone cortisol would typically result in improved brain function. It also promotes healthy sleep, compounding the stress relieving effects and potentially increasing brain energy as a result of improved REM cycles.
B6, B9, B12 - We've come to expect that most decent nootropics contain a complex of B Vitamins, these vitamins are essential for brain energy, and supplement them is one of the easiest and most effective ways to improve cognitive functioning on a day to day basis.
Everyone at Center TRT who took part in the tests for our Mind Lab Pro Review was overwhelmingly positive. We can't say that we were incredibly shocked as the ingredients are all well documented and dosed. There are a couple of changes we'd make, perhaps the inclusion of Ashwagandha as in some of the competitors, but overall mind lab pro, was a good supplement, and we noticed the improvements in brain energy and mental performance.
It scored highly for brain health, improvements to mental processing speed and stress relief. Whilst it's never going to be as effective for mental energy as direct stimulants mind lab pro's ability to improve overall function without that is second to nothing on the market at the moment. So, if you're looking for a good nootropic supplement to support overall brain health, then we'd give mind lab pro our full recommendation.
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2 - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7878037/- Citicoline Improves Human Vigilance and Visual Working Memory: The Role of Neuronal Activation and Oxidative Stress
3 - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4258547/ - Phosphatidylserine in the Brain: Metabolism and Function
4 - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24266378/ - Neurotrophic properties of the Lion's mane medicinal mushroom, Hericium erinaceus (Higher Basidiomycetes) from Malaysia
5 - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31126578/ - Neuropharmacological and cognitive effects of Bacopa monnieri (L.) Wettst - A review on its mechanistic aspects